What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

Back then the music scene was thriving around here (the Jersey Shore area). It was infectious and we wanted to be part of it. It was almost like a calling.

As far as our current incarnation, it was a gradual evolution in finding our sound through a lot of experimentation. We started a band with a super generic name called “Roulette”. We didn’t put much thought into the name originally because I guess we didn’t know how long we’d be doing this. During the COVID pandemic, we got together and thought about all this new music we’d be writing and it felt like something changed. Our drummer Joe suggested the name “Cultt of She” and now here we are!

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

The title (Life On Hard Mode) refers to our love for video games and the current state of many people in our age group’s situation. Life has a sort of “game-like” quality to it anyway. So during one of our sessions in the studio when playing around with the main riff of the song we sort of got into a venting session. We always have fun naming our ideas little quirky names and sometimes they change, but this one stuck. Joe or Mike suggested it, but the name also became the theme of the song in this case and good thing it did.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

Obviously, we share an interest in many of the same bands, but we divulge in some places too. We’d say we’re a product of 2000’s rock and metal-esque era, mixed with djent, punk, and thrash.

Our sound has been likened to an amalgamation of bands like Periphery, Gojira, Shinedown, Ghost, and My Chemical Romance.

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

At the risk of taking some flak here, I think a majority of today’s metal/rock music is so overproduced and filled with indecipherable sounds that bury the guitar, drums, and bass. We tend to shy away from that.

Our lyrics drips with sarcasm and irreverence, if you’re a fan of something with a little more depth, then we are the band for you.

Our sound has been described as something that straddles the line of vicious punk rock and modern heavy metal.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

Live! When you’re performing for a live audience who is vibing with your music it is incredible. It’s a drug. I don’t know how else to describe it. It’s a high like no other. We love performing live even if it’s a bad night, it’s still fun!

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

So on our first tour we shared a bus for a couple weeks with another band. They would rotate shifts driving the tour bus. Their drummer who was from Germany and not so used to American laws or customs was driving one night to the next gig. Our drummer, Joe walked up front to sit and chat with him. The drummer driving was sipping on a beer nonchalantly and chatting with everyone in the back, who were also all drinking. Joe told him “Dude we don’t do that in America! You’re going to get arrested!” He insisted it was a light beer and he responded something along the lines of “It’s only one, it’s fine.” We had to kindly take it away from him and all laughed about it. Thankfully we all were fine.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

That would probably be our song called “925”. The lyrics were adlibbed by our drummer who was going through a sort of mental breakdown from stress at his job. It’s definitely a strange track that has a sort of Queens of the Stone Age feel to it then spirals down into a slower heavier ending that tells you to “love yourself”. Very weird, very fun.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

We plan on releasing an EP with the singles we’ve released plus two new tracks. We really would love to do another tour! Maybe with He Is Legend (hint, hint)? We’re going to keep making some kick ass tracks and if you like our music please let us know. It’s inspiring to hear from listeners.

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

Curated by: Christos Doukakis


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